OUYA, the $99 Android powered gaming system for those that don’t know yet, has just been backed by Square Enix, promising Final Fantasy 3 for a launch title. OUYA announced today on their kickstarter that this will be “the first time gamers outside of Japan can play FFIII on their televisions through a console” and promising “Hironobu Sakaguchi’s third installment in the role playing game franchise will be updated to exploit OUYA’s high-definition resolution in glorious graphic detail.” Many will remember that Final Fantasy 3 was already released on the DS in 2006, and it’s unsure how much different this re-release will be.
This news comes soon after OUYA also announced it’s partnership with Onlive and a few weeks after Robert Bowling dedicated his Robotoki game studio to the cause. OUYA’s great ambitions and highly popular kickstarter show great promise for the hackable console. It’s still perfectly acceptable to be skeptical this early on, but with large game companies like Square Enix now in the mix, it’s hard and harder to doubt it’s success at launch sometime next year.
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